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Commentary: Politics and the refiner's fire Commentary: Politics and the refiner's fire
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 2005, Michael Ignatieff left a teaching job at Harvard to enter politics in his native Canada with hopes of becoming prime minister. [Read More]
Commentary: Turning papers into tabloids Commentary: Turning papers into tabloids
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
My absolute favorite tabloid newspaper headline ever appeared in something called the Weekly World News: “3-Breasted Gal Joins Clinton as His New Intern.” [Read More]
Commentary: Lessons from Britain's power peril Commentary: Lessons from Britain's power peril
9 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
In Britain, they are talking about “the year the lights will go out.” The metaphor is based on the 1951 film “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” There are those who believe they can pinpoint the year: 2023. It is the year that all but one of Britain’s 16 operating nuclear power reactors will [Read More]
Commentary: Taking law into his own hands Commentary: Taking law into his own hands
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
We’ve come a long way since Justice Charles Evans Hughes remarked a century ago, “the Constitution is what the judges say it is.” Or have we? [Read More]
Commentary: When Emily was being sold Commentary: When Emily was being sold
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
BOSTON — Emily, a 15-year-old ninth-grader, ran away from home in early November, and her parents are sitting at their dining table, frightened and inconsolable. [Read More]
Commentary: Journalism's extremes meet in Russia Commentary: Journalism's extremes meet in Russia
9 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Not just by what they have reported, but in some cases by what they have not reported, journalists have helped tell the story of Russia in modern times. [Read More]
Commentary: Another American on kill list
9 weeks ago -
Reports that the United States may target another U.S. citizen for death because of his alleged involvement in terrorism are troubling, especially in light of unanswered questions about the drone attack in Yemen in 2011 that killed the U.S.-born Anwar Awlaki. [Read More]
Commentary: Truth of CBO's Obamacare report Commentary: Truth of CBO's Obamacare report
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today’s featured presentation is an Anatomy of a Washington Murder. It is an autopsy of Capitol crimes against the truth of the flawed Affordable Care Act, which most of us now call Obamacare. [Read More]
Commentary: Israel's big question Commentary: Israel's big question
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’ve written a series of columns from Israel in the past two weeks because I believe that if Secretary of State John Kerry brings his peace mission to a head and presents the parties with a clear framework for an agreement, ... [Read More]
Commentary: Writing off the unemployed Commentary: Writing off the unemployed
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Back in 1987 my Princeton colleague Alan Blinder published a very good book titled “Hard Heads, Soft Hearts.” [Read More]
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